Second stop: Jacobs Well Natural Area. Jacob's Well is an artesian spring and one of the longest underwater caves in Texas. According to their website, "Jacob's Well surges up thousands of gallons of water per minute and is headwaters to beautiful Cypress Creek that flows through Wimberley, sustaining a Blue Hole and the Blanco River, recharging the Edwards Aquifer, and finally replenishing estuaries in the Gulf of Mexico...The location has been a beloved swimming hole for generations, gathering place for Native Americans and early settlers, and a rich habitat for exotic species."
|Jacob's Well Artesian Spring|
|The swimmin' hole at Jacob's Well.|
|Brenda and Keith at Jacob's Well.|
|Entrance to Prayer Mountain trail.|
|Bob partway up the stairs.|
|Keith making his way to the top.|
|Veteran's Memorial - we couldn't find the entrance!|
|Just keep climbing the stairs.|
|Here's a view from the top.|
|Bob and Keith chatting on Prayer Mountain.|
|Views galore - still a little foggy|
|Brenda at the car|
But I am ahead of our itinerary. After Jacob's Well and a failed attempt to find the Veteran's Memorial, Keith took us for a drive along River Road. Even in the middle of winter, it's beautiful.
|Blanco River, looking upriver|
|White Chinese geese with a brown Chinese goose.|
|Blanco River, looking downriver.|
|Beautiful Shelby Mustang|
|Cypress Creek Cafe|
|Cypress Creek Cafe decor|
|Cypress Creek Cafe|
|Lamp for sale|
We sat and talked and I found myself starting to doze (sugar crash?). Well that was embarrassing. It was time to head out.
Keith and Brenda are very thoughtful. They planned a nicely paced day of seeing Wimberley and scoped out where to find the places in advance. Thank you both so much!
Movie Review: The Monuments Men
Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, and Hugh Bonneville.
George Clooney as George Clooney, oops, I mean Lt. Frank Stokes is tasked with finding and returning art masterpieces which have been pillaged from all over Europe and hidden by the Nazis. The movie was okay and brought to life a period of history I hadn't known about until now. Because of its all-star cast, I thought the acting would be much better. Overall, I would give this three out of five stars.
Travel Bug out.